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19th Century Emperor-on-Dragon and Lucky-Bat Design, Qing Dynasty Cloisonné Box

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This highly detailed, multi-metal Qing Dynasty cloisonné box features a raised design in bronze and copper, depicting an Emperor-Warrior mounted on a horse with a dragon head. The emperor’s face is copper, where the dragon head and horse-tail are both in high relief bronze. The box has a “pumpkin” style scalloped edge. The interior is intricately decorated with multicolored bats, the luckiest pattern, flying amidst clouds. The interior cover and interior base are both fully decorated. The clouds on the top and bottom are pink, blue and white, where the bats are red, green and black with pink and light blue accents. The interior sides are covered with puffy clouds interspersed with bats at the scalloped expressions. The exterior sides are a more typical stylized botanical pattern, where the top is dominated with the regal warrior figure circled by botanical patterns around the edge. The box is 13.25” across and 4.75” high. The interior cover is 2” deep where the interior base is 1.12” deep, more like a tray. This incredible piece was brought from Mainland China during the revolutionary period by a family that settled in San Francisco, where it was acquired by a private collector, now deceased. He researched the piece for more than 10 years and never found a similar piece in either books or private collections. The photos do not do justice to this truly amazing object.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition Details
    We have never seen anything like the figure on the top of this box. We would welcome any dealer or collector to inform us of items in their collection that are similar.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 4.75 in. x Dm 13.75 in.H 12.07 cm x Dm 34.93 cm
  • Diameter
    13.75 in. (34.93 cm)
  • Seller Location
    South Newfane, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU5122217050251
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